He maketh me to lie down
A primitive root; to crouch
(on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal); by implication to recline
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 4046
; a sprout
; by analogy grass
; a home
; figuratively a pasture
A primitive root; properly to run with a sparkle
, that is, flow
; hence (transitively) to conduct
, and (by inference) to protect
Stem - Piel (See H8840
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 2447
Properly the same as H5920
used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above
, or against
(yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
Feminine of H4495
or (adverbially) peacefully
; figuratively consolation
); hence (concretely) an abode
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water
; figuratively juice
; by euphemism urine
_ _ green pastures or, “pastures of tender grass,” are mentioned, not in respect to food, but as places of cool and refreshing rest.
_ _ the still waters are, literally, “waters of “stillness,” whose quiet flow invites to repose. They are contrasted with boisterous streams on the one hand, and stagnant, offensive pools on the other.
Lie down To repose myself at noon, as the manner was in those hot countries. Green Where there is both delight and plenty of provisions.
Isaiah 30:23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
Ezekiel 34:13-14 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. ... I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and [in] a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
- green pastures:
- Heb. pastures of tender grass
Psalms 46:4 [There is] a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy [place] of the tabernacles of the most High.
Isaiah 49:9-10 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that [are] in darkness, Shew yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures [shall be] in all high places. ... They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
Revelation 21:6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
- still waters:
- Heb. waters of quietness,
Job 34:29 When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth [his] face, who then can behold him? whether [it be done] against a nation, or against a man only:
Isaiah 8:6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;
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